Area briefs

Community Night planned

The first Friday Community Night tradition celebrates its 25th season in Tipp City on Friday, July 1, when the downtown will come alive at 6:30 p.m. with guitar balladeer Eli, followed by the big band sounds of the Kim Kelly Orchestra at 7:30 p.m.

Local musician Eli will open the evening of music with classic easy-listening songs that you’re sure to want to sing along with.

A hometown favorite, the Kim Kelly Orchestra has been a July Community Night tradition for over 10 years. The orchestra features musicians from the Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton areas, many of whom have performed professionally with groups such as Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich. The orchestra is dedicated to providing polished material in a variety of styles from the Big Band Era.

Community Nights are free to the public and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September at Second Street and Main. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be canceled.

For more information, call The Hotel Gallery at (937) 667-3696 or stop by.

Kiwanis set July meetings

PIQUA — The Piqua Kiwanis Club has scheduled the following meetings for July:

• July 6: “Exciting projects scheduled for downtown Piqua” with John Irmscher

• July 13: “Can’t Stop Running” with Ryan King, store owner and running enthusiast

• July 20: “Update on Piqua Engineering projects” with Amy Havenar, city of Piqua engineer

• July 27: “Flying Horse Farms” with Donald Wiggins, director of community relations for Flying Horse Farms

Kiwanis meetings are to the public. If interested in becoming a member, prospective members must attend at least three meetings before becoming eligible. Luncheon and meetings take place at noon on Wednesdays at The Bistro Room at 1876 Commerce Drive. Reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to each meeting by calling Dennis Carity at (937) 418-8478. For more information, call Brian Phillips at (937) 778-1586 or visit

YWCA offers yoga

PIQUA — Join Katie Nardecchia for the new five-week session of yoga at the YWCA Piqua beginning June 27. Classes will run from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Monday nights. Nardecchia also will teach a five-week session of “cardio” yoga at the YWCA from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning June 29.

Throughout the classes a variety of “asanas,” (postures), will be taught and practiced. Some of these postures are seated and some are standing.

According to Nardecchia, “The standing postures help us with balance which becomes increasingly important as we get older.”

Classes end with relaxation which leaves those in the class feeling rejuvenated and most importantly, present in the moment.

For more information on membership requirements, class fees or registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. or call (937) 773-6626.